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Stephen Russell Peterson


Home of Record: Newhall, CA
Date of Birth: 11/28/1935

Service: Army of the United States
Grade at Loss: W2
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
ID No: W3160264
Specialty (MOS): 062B: Helicopter Pilot, Utility and Light Cargo Single Rotor
Length of Service: 03
Unit: B CO, 1ST AVN BN, 1ST INF DIV, USARV
Start Tour: 05/02/1968

Incident Date: 04/23/1969
Casualty Date: 04/23/1969
Age at Loss: 33
Location: Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Helicopter Pilot
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

Vietnam Memorial Wall: Panel W26 Line 34


Name on the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall | Westfield Valencia Town Center, September 27, 2013. Click image to enlarge.



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Newhall Boy Dies in Vietnam.

The tragedy of Vietnam death has hit close to home in Valencia Valley again.

Warrant Officer Stephen R. Peterson of Newhall was killed April 23 in a midair helicopter collision during a night raid in Vietnam.

The 21-year-old son of Ray and Margaret Peterson of Newhall was a 1965 graduate of Hart High School.

Graveside services are pending in San Diego.

The young serviceman is also survived by his brother Robert Peterson of Huntington Beach; a stepsister, Linda Sissener of Saugus; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. George Peterson of South Dakota and four nieces.

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Elmer R.L. Ables Jr.

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John W. Borders Jr.

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Michael A. Fay

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Terry D. Gemas

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Joseph S. Godwin

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Henry C. Klinger

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Gary R. Monteleone

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Frank D. Ortega

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Stephen R. Peterson

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Carl L. Radtke

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David L. Reeder

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Charles C. Smith Jr.

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Bruce W. St. Louis

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Gary A. Turnbull

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